Fargo Cass Public Health suspends training, classes


Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) remains committed not only to providing education and support to our community throughout the coronavirus pandemic but also to following recommendations by the North Dakota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help slow the spread of the virus. To that end, FCPH will temporarily suspend some classes and training events in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This action is effective immediately and includes but is not limited to Server Training and the Tobacco Education Program.

On Monday, March 16, 2020, the White House Coronavirus Task Force announced new recommendations for social distancing, including avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people and considering postponement of unnecessary travel and outings. Desi Fleming, Director of FCPH, said, “We can all play a part in limiting the spread of the virus. Following social distancing recommendations and temporarily suspending these activities and events is just one step we are taking to do our part. Additionally, we urge anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 to contact their healthcare provider prior to arriving at the clinic. This allows providers to conduct the necessary screening for COVID-19 testing and if appropriate, provide necessary instructions prior to the patient arriving at the clinic or office.             

FCPH reminds the community that prevention measures to slow the spread of the virus have not changed. Recommendations include washing hands often, avoiding close contact with those who are sick, staying home if you are sick, covering your cough and sneeze, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. New social distancing recommendations should also be followed.

Questions about a specific FCPH program or activity should be directed to the FCPH Information Desk at 701.241.1398.